Parker Valley Hope is located south of Denver, a half mile outside the small town of Parker in a comfortable, country setting. It opened in 1989 to provide affordable care under the umbrella of the already established Valley Hope Association, a nationally known non-profit that has been offering drug and alcohol treatment services for over 47 years. The facility relies primarily on 12-step philosophy to treat clients, and will work out payment plans for those who can’t afford to pay up front (or for those whose insurance won’t cover their treatment).
Accommodations and Food
Parker Valley Hope is a freestanding lodge with 10 detox beds (five for men, five for women) and 40 residential beds, with two residents to a room. Each is decorated in basic dormitory décor and features two full size beds, a closet, dressers and a shared bathroom. Aside from the bedrooms, PVH also boasts a dayroom with a pool table and comfy couches where residents can socialize or journal during down time. While food service is nothing too fancy, PVH’s kitchen staff provides three wholesome, home-style meals daily with a salad bar available during lunch.
Treatment and Staff
Parker Valley Hope offers an on-site medical detox with medication when necessary, all administered by medical professionals including a pharmacist, an MD and a nurse practitioner. They also employ a 24-hour nursing staff for assessment and medical care, as well as an on-site psychologist and a non-denominational chaplain.
Residential treatment means 40 hours a week of therapy with CADCs, and a staff-to-client ratio of one-to-five. The approach includes psycho-educational groups, off-site AA meetings, 12-step discussion, films, lectures and individual and small group counseling. While PVH does not offer DBT or EMDR, it can refer clients to therapists who can provide those services upon discharge. The facility also offers an outpatient program for residents and family members alike, as it strongly believes that family involvement is an integral part of comprehensive recovery; the program runs six to eight hours a day, seven days a week (though program duration is flexible).
One bonus PVH offers is the ability to receive treatment online, which includes a blend of face-to-face therapy and phone therapy; DUI services are also available online. While this is an interesting add-on, it should still be mentioned that this is a specialized option only and not a substitute for a longer inpatient program.
While Parker Valley Hope may be a basic, old-fashioned recovery facility, it still does its best with a relatively modest set of resources. Additionally, the Valley Hope Association has plenty of experience helping addicts across the country, and have developed a trustworthy reputation for affordable treatment. Finally, PVH’s payment plan is a definite perk for those who would otherwise have trouble seeking help, and goes a long way in expressing their sincere desire to help all addicts and alcoholics get a fair shot at recovery.
Parker Valley Hope
22422 E. Main St
Parker, CO 80134
Parker Valley Hope Cost: $9,500-$13,500 (30 days). Reach Parker Valley Hope by phone at (303) 309-0674. Find Parker Valley Hope on Facebook
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